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Rooting out gluten: 'Gluten-free' is a must for some, but a fad for others - Abilene Reporter-News

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Rooting out gluten: 'Gluten-free' is a must for some, but a fad for others

Abilene Reporter-News

As a product specialist at Abilene's Natural Food Center, Blalock had worked with a number of customers who required gluten-free foods because of medical conditions like celiac disease. So, not surprisingly, it was near the fore of her mind. ...

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Oh, Texas. The registered dietitians strike again.

Ansleigh Rowan, a registered dietitian at Hendrick Medical Center, threw up some warning flags.

"If you cut any food group out of your diet, you're missing nutrients for your body," Rowan said. "The body has to compensate, and it can only compensate for so long."

Angie Lord, clinical dietitian at Abilene Regional Medical Center, likewise urged caution.

Although the explosion of gluten-free replacement foods has made it an easier path to travel, Lord said it's still a rough diet for the body to endure.

"I wouldn't recommend it to someone unless they had to," Lord said. "You end up eating a lot of fruits and vegetables."

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Eating a lot of fruits and vegetables? We wouldn't want that! :D


Our family is transitioning off the GAPS Intro Diet and into the Full GAPS Diet.

Gluten-Free since November 2010

GAPS Diet since January/February 2011

me - not tested for celiac - currently doing a gluten challenge since 11/26/2011

partner - not tested for celiac

ds - age 11, hospitalized 9/2010, celiac dx by gluten reaction & genetics. No biopsy or blood as we were already gluten-free by the time it was an option.

dd - age 12.5, not celiac, has Tourette's syndome

both kids have now-resolved attention issues.

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